All are welcome to join CompTIA’s newest community dedicated to workplace diversity and being the leading advocate for the advancement of African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos within the Technology Industry. Their first community meeting will feature:
Keynoter Fabian Elliott - CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc. (a data-driven think tank dedicated to addressing the most critical issues impacting how tech ecosystems serve black tech communities) and Google Ad Tech Consultant - will share his personal journey in tech, as well as the impetus for launching Black Tech Mecca, and lessons learned along the way.
CompTIA Diversity Efforts Overview – From Creating IT Futures, to Advancing Women in IT and Future Leaders, this session will review CompTIA’s in-progress diversity efforts, and foster discussion on how the new community can best support these efforts.
Take Action Workshop – In a facilitated group session, help identify help identify actions the community can take in its inaugural year to fulfill its mission, as well as find out how you can get involved and grow this new community.
Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Driving Diversity Audience:
Future Leaders - Make Tech Sexy Business Plan Competition- While Tech makes almost every aspect of our lives better, few consider a career in technology. In an industry with 1 million open positions, how do we get the message out that Tech is a one of the best career options today? In this fun roll-up-your-sleeves business plan competition, you will work with a small team to target an audience and develop a robust “make tech sexy” plan. In addition to helping drive industry efforts, the best plans will receive fabulous prizes and recognition in front of your industry peers!
Advancing Women in IT - Technology Careers: Ages and Stages Using a combination of short presentations and table discussions we will explore the challenges and opportunities at different stages of your technical career:
-Early career planning (mentoring)
-Mid-career planning (promotions, pivots, integration)
-Developing employee career paths as a manager (retaining women employees)
-Business owner planning- business succession/exit (hiring, recruiting)